Old Dominion University Libraries

F. Ludwig Diehn
Composers Room

Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Bldg.
49th & Elkhorn Ave.
Norfolk, VA

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Monday - Thursday

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About F. Ludwig Diehn

Touring the Diehn Composers Room

Policies & Procedures

Collection Development Policy


Policies and Procedures

Borrowing Materials

All borrowers are personally responsible for the safety, proper use, and timely return of all library materials charged to them. Listening Library materials should be returned to that room and not placed in the book drop where they could be damaged or desensitized. Fines for overdue materials accrue at the rate of $.10 per item per day up to the cost of replacement of the item. Items on reserve are fined at a higher rate. The borrower is charged $25.00 for most lost or damaged recordings; other materials are priced from Acquisition Price Sources.

Renewing Checked-out Materials

Patrons may renew their own items online or in person at the Diehn Composers Room. Renewals by phone are not accepted. Renewals by e-mail are accepted.

Photocopying and Scanning Materials

Since the Diehn Composers Room does not have a photocopy machine, users may be permitted to borrow Reference and Reserve materials for up to 30 minutes to take elsewhere to copy in accordance with "fair use" guidelines. A self-serve scanner is available for use in the Listening Room for scanning small amounts of material and sending the files to your e-mail address. No more than 10% of the content of any one item may be photocopied or scanned. Photocopying or scanning materials from the Music Special Collections is not permitted. Other material, because of its physical condition, may be ineligible for photocopying or scanning. The Copyright Law of the United States governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Listening Station Use

A valid library card is required for listening station use. Appointments are available for two hour slots. If no one else is waiting, appointments may be extended. One appointment per day and two per week are permitted. Consecutive appointments are not available. Drop-ins who use a station may not make an appointment for later the same day. Patrons who do not come within fifteen minutes of their reservation will be bumped by a waiting patron. Patrons who abandon a station for longer than fifteen minutes will be bumped by a waiting patron

Seminar Room Use

The Seminar Room is a small area designed for visiting artists or scholars and music department faculty to meet with groups of students in seminar sessions on an occasional basis. Because of its design and limited seating capacity for 10 people, seminar meetings with classes will take precedence in scheduling. The seminar room is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and must be reserved in advance. The room is not available to students for individual or group study. The Library Assistant in the Diehn Composers Room is responsible for maintaining a schedule of reservations for the seminar room, and may be contacted to reserve the room.